Monday, July 2 – Wednesday, July 25
The travelling exhibit Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Patriot, Visionary will be on display on the first floor of the Library from July 2 -25.
The exhibit, created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History and funded in party by the Rockefeller Foundation, examines Hamilton’s important role in the Revolutionary War and Founding period. More than any other founder, Hamilton foresaw the way we live now. In his Federalist Papers he advocated ratification of the Constitution, as treasury secretary, he oversaw the adoption of a national currency, and as an economist, he recognized the importance of trade and commerce in building a strong nation. Never one to shrink from a fight, political or otherwise, Hamilton was killed at the age of 47 in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
Program complementing the exhibit:
Alexander Hamilton: American Colossus
Presented by local historian Jim Segrave-Daly
Wednesday, July 18 — 6:30 pm